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What Upsets Children On-Line 2013-02-03

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Children are as upset by violent videos on YouTube that feature animal cruelty or beheadings, and by insensitive Facebook messages from divorced parents, as they are by on-line bullying and pornography, according to the biggest survey of young British people and their Internet use. (more…)

UK Smart City Rolls Out with Glasgow 2013-01-26

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The Technology Strategy Board has awarded Glasgow City the 24 million GBP “Future Cities Demonstrator”  grant for projects that demonstrate how a city of the future might work.

This will include better services for Glaswegians; the city council will create an ‘app’ for reporting issues such as pot-holes and missing bin collections, and there will be  real-time information about traffic, and ‘apps’ to check that buses and trains are on time. Plan include linking up the CCTV cameras across the city with its traffic management unit in order to identify traffic incidents faster.

It will use analytical software and security cameras to help identify and prevent crime in the city and monitor energy levels to find new ways of providing gas and electricity to poorer areas where fuel poverty is a big issue. (more…)

TV Chef Recipes ‘Unhealthy’ 2012-12-19

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Recipes by prominent TV chefs are less healthy than supermarket ready meals, Newcastle University researchers say.

Meals by Mr. Jamie Oliver, Ms. Lorraine Pascale, Ms. Nigella Lawson and Mr. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall were compared to those from Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

The meals in TV chefs’ cookbooks contained more calories, fat, saturated fat and sugar — but less salt.

The researchers said this was not about ‘bashing’ chefs as many campaigned to tackle obesity. (more…)

Body Language for Dating 2012-11-29

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‘People feel weird when they meet me,’ 27-year-old Mr. Blake Eastman tells me.

He’s perched on a coffee table eating gummy bears. Sitting across from him on the couch in an expansive, hardwood-floored rental space in Chelsea New York USA getting ready to watch him teach ‘The Dating Workshop’, I admit that I feel, if not ‘weird’, a bit self-conscious; it’s hard to meet a master of body language (or, to quote Mr.Eastman, ‘non-verbal communication’) and not worry about what you’re doing with your hands, how solid your eye contact is, and whether he’s reading your mind. Hint: He sort of is.

For eight months, Mr.Eastman has been teaching singles on the dating scene to read minds, too, and to use their bodies to send clear signals. (more…)

Intriquing Ultrarunner found dead. 2012-04-05

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The mysterious thing about the disappearance last week of Micah True – better known as Caballo Blanco, the White Horse of the Sierra Madre mountains – was that, for once, we knew where he was. (more…)

Reasons to Learn Another Language 2012-03-17

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Speaking two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But in recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider range of people. Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age. (more…)

Over 30 Years For Chance To Clear Name 2011-08-21

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A man locked up for the armed robbery of a postal van is still fighting to clear his name almost 30 years after he was convicted. (more…)

Invisibility Cloak at St Andrew’s 2011-08-10

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A student has developed an optical sphere which could be used to create an ‘invisibility cloak’.

Mr Janos Perczel, 22, an undergraduate student at St Andrews University in Fife, said that by slowing down light by way of an optical illusion, the light can then be bent around an object to ‘conceal’ it. (more…)

Latest Fertility Indicators 2011-08-08

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Scientists have discovered a new method that can help women know if their biological clock is ticking, and find out whether they are likely to have an earlier menopause and should not delay trying to conceive, or whether their fertile life will end later.

For the first time, a team of Scottish researchers from St Andrew’s has found how levels of a hormone, which can reveal how many eggs a woman has remaining, change throughout her reproductive life. (more…)

Nay Hogmanay in Glesga 2011-07-30

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Glasgow’s traditional Hogmanay party in George Square has been scrapped after the city council decided it was no longer delivering value for money.

Instead, the focus will switch to family-friendly events aimed at boosting the day and nighttime economy. This year’s event will finish at 22:00 and feature music, ceilidh dancing and curling on the George Square ice rink. (more…)